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>> ama: good evening, we do begin with breaking news in san francisco. abc-7 news reporter sergio quinn tan nice on california and hyde streets were police are searching for a gunman. reporter: and actually california just opened within the last two minutes. it had been shut down to traffic since 6:30 this evening. let's show you some video we just shot. a little less than an hour ago, a man and woman were brought out in auction, police tell us this was a domestic violence situation and they were called here by neighbor of the couple. the neighbor told police he heard the couple were arguing in their apartment. he knocked on their door, and the man said he had a gun, and that prompted this response by police. now after three and a half hours of negotiations, the couple did come out unharmed. and they have been taken into custody. police tell us they have not yet found a firearm but they are searching that apartment. reporting live in san francisco, sergio quinn tan fashion abc-7 news. >> ama: an emotional outpouring for the victims of the deadly shooting in connecticut. people
passengers on to continue to the leg to denver. >> tonight san francisco high school senior is suspended because of a poem she wrote. her poem dealt with the school somewhating in connecticut and what she wrote has left officials with a dilemma a.allen is here tonight to explain. >> it was a dark poem and in the wake of the connecticut tragedy it raised red flag and triggered quick response by school officials. stawnt facing the possibility of being expelled. >> i ups the killings in connecticut. i know why he pulled the trigger. >>reporter: those words in courtney webb poem prompted school officials at the life learning academy on treasure island to suspend the 17-year-old senior until further notice. >> while we are oppressed by dysfunctional community of haters and blamers, the meaning of the poem is talking about society and how i understand why things like that happen.so it's not like agreeing with it but that's how the school made it seam. >>reporter: courtney didn't turn the poem in as assignment instead the teacher discovered it in class and took it to the principal. courtne
at san francisco key stadium in 1960. the teams discussed sharing a stadium because it makes financial sense. one team only uses it 8 times a year 2 team increase attendance and pay all the bills faster. in oakland, abc 7 news. >> stay here with us. a little later in the newscast katie will show you some of the rai raiders dedicated decked out fans she caught up with at tonight's game. >> nfl commissioner also dressed -- addressed the situation with 49ers quarterback smith. smith said the only thing did he to lose the starting job as quarterback was to get a concussion and sit out 2 games. roger was asked if he thought that situation might discourage other players from reporting head injuries. >> they don't report on that. >> you have to have the teammate next to him if he's not right. we have spotters that are watching from upstairs that can spot when somebody has had an impact that may lead to concussion to be evaluated but you want to make sure they are all evaluated. >> roger says the competition committee is considering modifying the rules to stop the violent collision ins t
news reporter is live in san francisco, jon you have been out with the last minute santa how is it going? >>reporter: well, the streets are still crowded here but the stores closed for a couple of hours. you will still see people with tote bag of goods going around. every year last minute shoppers go careening into christmas morning trying to get gifts but this year some retailers may not be making us much money as expected. time tight with only minutes left before the shopping center here closed at 6:00 p.m. tonight. >> it has been okay so far. trying to get through different stores. this is my last stop for the night so i'm all set. >>reporter: the rae ward as stores slashed prices to lure in last minute shoppers. >> sometimes you find just what you want. half price or something. 50% off. always save a buck these times. >>reporter: at stores close their doors and lock up for christmas eve the group that track holiday spending were lowering the sales expectation for the shopping season. >> for the kids you do as much as you can. you know what i mean. >>reporter:
and santa rosa and tib by ron. as i take you down to street level, ignacio and petaluma and san francisco lighter returns although i am getting reports from at dgp1 and coming down from daly city to south san francisco. he is coming down toward the peninsula and toward the east bay. lighter rainfall totals a the this hour. i will be back to tell you exactly how much rain we will receive, and when it will be safe to put the umbrellas away. dan, a complete look at the forecast coming up. >> sandhya, thanks very much. >>> a tragedy tonight outside the golden gate. two people are dead and a third is rescued. they were all swept into the water off point bonita cove. thomas roman is live with this developing story. thomas? >> officials believe the three victims were actually fishing when they were swept out to sea. there has been a high surf advisory issued earlier this evening that went from san francisco to the mendocino coast. now let's look at the scene from sky 7 earlier this evening. now, this was about 4:30, 5:00. what occurred was at about 4:00 the marin county sheriff's department rece
at this hour. it is in the 30s in the north bay and 36 santa rosa and 48 in san francisco and 44 in mountain view. come back in 10 minutes and i will update the numbers and look ahead to our new year's eve forecast. >> leigh, thank you. >>> the nation is now just 24 hours away from going over the fiscal cliff. the one-two punch of tax increases and budget cuts set to go into affect on january 1st. negotiations will continue through the night, and a top man at the nation's capital has been called in to help. our abc news reporter has the latest from washington. >> the clock is ticking. negotiations are on going. at this point democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do thought go up that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> president obama called for immediate action, but there was that vote in the senate tonight. >> we are going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we will have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope s
in the morning. it will be cold. >> thanks, sandhya. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is in the hotseat after a video reportedly posted by him on facebook went viral. it brags about hitting 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini when going through the broadway tunnel. alan wang is live for us at the tunnel. alan this. >> carolyn, the police officer in question is formerly known as sergeant carl tennenbaum, but he changed his name to sergeant carl t after he was told he could not use a name tag on his uniform that had the nickname carl t on it. >> the facebook page administrator claiming to be san francisco police officer carl t posting this video saying he topped 100 miles an hour while driving in a lamborghini in the city's broadway tunnel. they are reporting that a comment by sergeant t says it is roomier than you would think, plus we were all drunk. >> if all of this is true, alan, it is to be taken seriously. >> we broke the news to mayor ed lee at city hall. >> it would be a violation of so many laws. but it is in opposite to what a police officer is sworn to do which is be somebody who is i
>>> we begin with breaking news. two people found bound and gaged in the middle of a san francisco street. good evening. i'm ama dates. it began just after 8:00 tonightment the victims were found unconscious in the middle of bros sell street in visitation valley. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live at the scene. nick, what do we know so far? >> ama, we are still trying to figure this out ourselves. we spoke with police investigators and residents in the neighborhood who tell us this is not common for their neighborhood at all. what we do know is that police tell us that a man and a woman were found unconscious in the streets behind me. now, what we know is this. two victims a female and male were rushed to san francisco general after being found in the 900 block of bros sell street 8:30 this evening bound, gaged and unconscious. medical aid was initiated at the scene, but both victims were rushed to san francisco general with life-threatening injuries. >> first we want them to be stabilized medically, and then we are going to try to see if we can ascertain some information from t
>>> good evening and thank you for joining us. san francisco detectives are looking for man who mugged a woman then killed her beloved dog, as sergio quintana tells us, a witness to the crime is offering a reward. >> the victim was driving through the ten ter loin on friday. she adread toll us what happened if we didn't reveal her identity. she says she pulled over because she couldn't find her phone and needed to look on the passenger side. >> i got out of my car, and walked around. >> in the front seat was her 12-year-old pekingese, roxie. she start barking because the man grabbed the victim by her jacket. >> and this is where he took out my money. >> then her attacker turned his attention to roxie, the dog, because he seemed angry the victim only had five dollars in her pocket. >> he looked at me, with a blank look on his face, and he said, i'm gore to kill you [bleep] dog. >> after a struggle, the map snatched the dog out of the car. >> he put roxie over his head, and threw her towards the incoming traffic. >> roxie survived being hit on the pavement but was later put down b
i. >> good evening. >> that breaking news happening tonight in san francisco. >> 4 people injured in hit-and-run accident in the twin peak area. at least one person in bad shape from what we understand. we are live at the scene with the very latest. sergio? >>reporter: there are actually 2 scenes that we are looking into here. the first is just beyond the police cars over in that direction. that's where 4 people were walking earlier this evening. 3 of them were hit by a passing car. let's go ahead and look at some video of this scene so we can kind of explain this. now 3 people went over the edge. those victims were knot knocked off the edge by that, on the roadway. rescue crew had to recover them from the edge. one person suffered life threatening injuries. an adult woman. now the fourth person apparently was not injured. may have actually called police. was also searching for potentially. knot now all 3 were transported to a local hospital. now just yards away places discovered a suspect vehicle. the car had some major damage on the passenger side and the driver
. the other hostage was released safely. >> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of whom was armed, terrorized people in a home invasion in richmond district. 'opolice got a call at 6:30 from a neighbor who told us he hear screaming from the house. by the time ofs arrived the men were gone. and got away with a number of items from the house. >> a strong chemical smell forced a grocery store? concord to close. firemen got a call about people whose eyes were burning and had trouble breathing. >> of the 20 people who were treat no one wanted to be trend so they were treated and release. systems. >> the hazmat team checked everything out. no word on what caused the incident. >> an early morning fire at an alameda restaurant is being looked at by arson investigators. fire crews arrived to the american oak restaurant. flames cost $200,000 worth of damage. no injuries reported. the fire is definitely suspicious in nature. >> let's read right to leigh glaser for the first check 0 on weather. >> bay area south of san osayi clear. live doppler 7hd showing you the high clouds that c
>>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there w
more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff. >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deduction for chair writ believe a giving would be cut saving the government money. private wealth advisor says it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. it would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> but the uncertain financial future is also causing fear. >> and many
area. pretty good line, through san francisco, and now we're looking at moderate rain in berkeley, hercules, novato, moderate rain, and sonoma, national -- napa, american canyon, and you can see the line to the east, novato, that will move in. and rain towards san pablo and richmond, and in the last 20 minutes, heavy rain near santa cruz, shifting towards the east. morgan hill, and the gilroy area, and some of these heavy downpours, reports of lightning strikes, a little thunder there, so some of this activity really on the go button now, but the main event is really going to be tomorrow morning. we'll look at the timing coming up. >> ama: the weather has been causing problems across the bay today. one of the biggest was at the corner of 17th in potrero. here's john alston with maine information. >> people have been stopping to take pictures. this has been sitting like this since this afternoon when a strong rainstorm blew through. nobody was hurt. this could have been much worst when the canopy crumbled at the 76 station. a san francisco public works crew removed branches from a
investigators say. >> new at 11:00 san francisco police are on the hunt for the person who shot a man on mission district street. officer reresponsibleed to reports of multiple shots fired near 14th just before 8:00 o'clock tonight no. information on the victim or his condition is available at this moment. members of the ss pd gang task force were on the scene beginning their investigation. >> another fatality on the streets of san francisco this afternoon brings total number of pedestrians deaths to 18. latest accident happened in the city financial district of beall and market where cornell bernard is live for us tonight. >> this intersection very, very busy place during rush hour. the man was crossing beall street right over here when struck and killed. he's the 18th pedestrians to die this year in san francisco. the district attorney has a plan to prevent more tragedies. >> this is scary that the intersection. >>reporter: crossing market and beall street is the risky thing she does every day on her motor wheelchair. >> cars will come through here too fast. and cars making the right hand
into the fairfield area. san francisco has now started to see some of the rain. it is coming down. at least moderate rainfall right around a lincoln boulevard and maureen gnaw boulevard and out toward the embarcadero. as you can see, lighter rain around potrero avenue. as we pull out, we do have more moisture working its way toward the bay area. it is going to be coming down during the morning hours. the morning commute does not look good at this point. we are looking at a messy morning ride, and we will see some brief downpours. i will have the exact time you can expect heavy rain in a few minutes. dan? >>> the rain-soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree upright. sky 7hd shows you the mess it created at central park on el camino real. it shows the massive clean up earlier this evening. one person reported a minor injuries. and you know, there might be one of the water logged trees teetering in your yard. it is a dangerous problem because of the rain. so serious a local removal crew dispatched from hurricane can see rushed back here to help out. cornell bernard is live in one of man
shooting at san francisco law form. congresswoman spear vows companion legislation in the house. >> we have to did something. about the gun violence in this country. >> she was shot and wound entered jones town alongside congressman killed. fight for gun control wasn't easy back then and won't be today. >> i remember standing on assembly floor taking up the measure when one of my colleagues asked me have you ever actually shot an assault weapon and i turned to him and said let me ask you a question. have you ever been shot by an assault weapon? and i have. >>reporter: this is abc 7 new news. >>> of course we will continue to cover the school shooting. tragedy if newtown as it unfol unfolds. "nightline"uncover new with this newscast. >> also express your sympathy by posting this ban to facebook wul. >> let's turn our attention to the weather certainly was quite wet earlier today. >> that's right. cooler too. sandy is tracking index round of rain and frosty conditions. >> show you live doppler 7 had. d the rain earlier today it's long gun. as we look at our raid here the cloud are p
. abc news. >> flooding and downed trees were some of the biggest issues in san francisco today. abc7 news reporter lilian kim is live with those details. lilian. >> this is what is left of a century old tree. most has been cut to pieces and hauled away. it is one of a dozen trees that couldn't withstand the wind and rain. city crews work into the night cutting tree that toppled as a this tree started making cracking noises at 5:00 a.m. in front of rob porter's home. >> and then there was a large -- probably five minutes after the crack lig, a huge thud. >> in all the department of public works cleaned up the trees. it is real busy. >> this latest storm spared no neighborhood. it was snapped near moraga street. there was sig president cay -- significant street flooding. two large branches landed on one of the thoroughfares. and in city heights, a tree uprooted taking part of the street with it. a prius on the street was also damaged. >> you can replace a car, and some of the streets have been here 80 years. >> despite the loss of some trees, the city says thankfully there was little p
problems across the bay area. john alston is live in san francisco where some residents are dealing with an outage. reporter: delwood way at the top of mount davidson is blocked off. the fire department was here earlier and right now pg&e workers are trying to get power restored to a half dozen homes. the trouble started right about 9:00 tonight. a dead rotten tree tipped over on to power lines, jerking down not only electrical lines but phone lines and cable, leaving part of the neighborhood in the dancht fortunate the tree did not hit any homes or cars. >> was in our front room. heard a crack, and then everything went out. the lights went out. and i looked outside, saw the tree. >> what are you doing for the evening powerwise? >> flash lights. flash lights and cames. the usual when it happens here. reporter: in fact at the top of the hill you can see candles and flashlights flickering in some windows, and a half dozen or so residents of hearing -- having to rely on cell phone service only. pg&e is working on the situation. you've we have no estimate as to when the power will event
. >>> the wet weather created problems all over the bay area today. >> in san francisco check out the video. trouble for a new car owner. a treetop pelled on to the mercedes in lower pacific heights. thankfully no one was hurt. the mess shutdown a major crosstown artery for a short time today. >> fall entries and power lines kept crews busy. flooding submerged the manzanita parking lot. high winds knocked down part of a tent at a christmas tree lot near mill valley. >> seems like this one near jack london square kept public works crews busy today. they said you can often blame flooding on either leaves or litter clogging up storm drains. >> an army of grounds keepers used leaf blowers. plenty of hands teamed up to get it ready for the pac-12 championship game. >> won by stanford i might add. and homes are without electricity. pg&e tells us the biggest outage is in the north bay, mostly sonoma and marin counties. crews plan to work all night to repair the damaged lines and get the power back on. the storm watch continues all weekend on abc7 news. live reports tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. wi
in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. .91 of an inch. .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the computer models and i want to show you when the timing of the next storm is and when we are expecting. the storm is different from what i showed you. dan, i will be back with the details. >> i will see you shortly. lots of snow for skiers. avalanche danger is considerable for the sierra. two skiers died in two days at donner ski ranch as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the way you can tell that an avalanche is likely. >> we feel the snowpack collapsing underneath us. if we see the shooking cracks opening up across the surface and nonconsequential terrain. we had a lot of rapid warming and rain on snow. those are all easy things to understand that nature is telling you the snowpack is unstable. >> you really have to pay attention to the surroundings. the snowpack is unstable, but there is a lot of it. a water content is 146% above normal. tha
basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is not winding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> all of this rain has brought flooding in some areas. in sonoma county, high water i
>> a horrifying accident in san francisco. woman in a wheelchair is hit by a muni streetcar and dragged down the street. good evening everyone. >> tonight that woman is fighting for her life. while another problem with muni tonight could cause problems for riders in the morning. we are live at the corner of market and church with both of these developing stories. >>reporter: man i underground service completely out of service tonight. leaving thousands of passengers stranded and all blamed on a failed transformer. comes on the very same night a woman in wheelchair struck by oncoming trolley at the muni stop at church and market. it was possibly dragged and pinned underneath the train. >> i don't have a specific distance but it appears that she, she made contact with the rear part of the vehicle and was dragged some distance. >> i heard yelling to stop. my heard banging. and i looked outside by window and saw a man banging on the back of the f train as still slowly moving. >>reporter: billy heard the ci of witness telling the trolley driver to stop. he then shot th
. as we pan around the east bay 80 and san francisco is now starting to pick up some light rain around the presidio, california street and gary boulevard. much lighter toward the santa cruz mountains. it is almost just over six inches of rain up in the far northern end of sonoma county. rainfall has varied. winds are gusty in a couple of spots up to 50 miles an hour, but not as strong as earlier today. we have scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. heavy rain coming. i'll have the timing of all of this for your holiday weekend in a few minutes. dan? >> thanks very much. the wet weather has been causing problems all over the bay area. alan wang is live in santa rosa with the story there. alan? >> dan, we had a break for awhile, and now we are starting to see the rain pick up a little out here. this is just one of the many flooded areas in sonoma county tonight. there are several washed out roads west of santa rosa. and the public works crews are expecting it to get a lot worse this weekend. joel stopped at the water's edge west of santa rosa and decided to roll the dice. >> came throu
. the victims were found on brussels street in san francisco on sunday. that's the visitation valley neighborhood. the man died on the way to the hospital tonight. the woman remains in critical condition. police arrested five people today and two were booked for murder and three women were arrested for accessories to murder. all seven people knew one another, but they have not said what lead to this violent attack. >>> a lawyer for john mcafee has ordered his released from a go tau mall 11 -- guatemalan detention center. it make take awhile before the mogul actually leaves. he was detained after he sneaked into the country from neighboring belize. police there want to question mac uh fee -- mcafee in the facial shooting of a u.s. expatriot who lived near mcafee's home. >>> they are expecting a one-two punch. it is the highest tide of the year along with the rain. they are watching trouble spots tonight. cornell bernard is live in sausalito. cornell? >> the rain is moving in, and it is converging with some of the highest tides of the year. here in sausalito near the house boats, the w
-hour rainfall amounts. it is over two inches in san rafael and close to an inch in san francisco. oakland an inch and a quarter. close to an inch for concord. half an inch livermore and san jose close to an inch of rain. look at half moon bay, almost an inch and a half. a very, very nice, productive storm system. quite a bit of moisture with this system. now it looks like things will calm down a little bit. we get a dry night tonight as well as tomorrow before the next system moves in. 48 in napa. it is 50 in san francisco. 49 mountain view. livermore right now we have 48. so this is what you can expect. clearing and cooler overnight tonight. it will be a dry christmas eve. get out and enjoy it because more rain will move in here especially in the north bay as we head into christmas day. let me take you back 7:00 this morning. the north bay getting slammed by this cold front. you can see it right here starting to develop. as we worked our way through the day you can see by 3:00 the heaviest rain right where the front was starting to push down toward the peninsula and down toward
expensive city? san francisco at $3.83. vallejo has the cheapest prices at $3.49 a gallon. >>> it is not a cure all, but one remedy is to give and receive a big hug. that's what volunteers from the hunting happiness project were going at the oakland farmer's market today. the group of good samaritans were offering notes of encouraging words. they seemed touched with the random words of kindness. >> >> i will take a hug. it was encouraging. >> i got two hugs from complete strangers. i thought it was so heartwarming considering all that is going on in the world these days. >> the project offers help to people who need food or are homeless. >>> ski resorts in the sierra are happy, but travelers will have a slippery drive over the next several days. there is a lot of snow on the ground already. plenty for the kids to enjoy on the holiday break. more snowfall is expected tonight and tomorrow. the snow elevation is down to about 2500 feet and is expected to continue to drop over the next few days. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. we have some more systems coming our way. >> e
. >> developing news. woman is recovering tonight after falling into the bay off the embarcadero in san francisco. it happened between the waterfront restaurant and the ferry building. she was rescued quickly by fair crew. the chief tells us she appeared intoxicated. she has been taken to hospital as precautio precaution. >> some bart station hot spots for criminals especially during the holiday season. allen reports now from the west he can land part station where armed escorts are walking passengers to the cars tonight. >> incense man see as lot at the west oakland bart station selling his goods. >> patient just walked off thought she was safe and going to her car and guy ran by grabbed her stuff and took off running. >>reporter: more of the crimes happen around the holiday. especially with bart passengers returning home after day of shopping tonight bart and oakland police private security guards and sentence volunteers are offering free nighttime escorts for passengers walking to their cars. michelle took advantage of it. >> holiday season so people are really amped up trying to get read
and there are adults they can go to. >> in san francisco it was gut check time. school officials were reexamining safety plans since the columbine massacre. since then, their tactics have changed. >> we take immediate action. we know that lies are at stake and if there is an immediate shooting, our officers gather and engage. >> overall there was very little panic at local schools but definitely a solemn news that made parents want to be closer to their children today. >>> thanks very much. >>> there is a vigil of one in san jose we want to share with you. remarkable picture, the mother shared this photo. the little girl lighting a candle. some just his change. san jose loves connecticut. that is sandy hook elementary school. >> we have a lot more as the tragedy unfolds. stay with us for continuing coverage. receive urgent updates by downloading our free news app and opting for a push notification. find the latest at abc7news.com and updating our facebook page and also on twitter. >> we're going to move on. there are some changes in our weather as we hit the weekend. meteorologist sandhya patel i
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